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COVID-19 Vaccines Allocated Per 100,000 Adults By State.
Data from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Is Montana Getting Its Fair Share Of COVID-19 Vaccines?

Political figures in the state have said over the last month that Montana isn’t getting its fair share of COVID-19 vaccines. "I still think we’re owed more vaccinations," Gov. Greg Gianforte said in a press conference this week. Montana Public Radio’s Aaron Bolton dug into those claims and shared his reporting with MTPR’s News Director Corin Cates-Carney.

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After being laid-off, more and more journalists are turning to freelancing. But it's a tough field. Missoula-based freelancer Ann-Derrick Gaillot talks about the pros and cons of freelance journalism, and the diversity and freedom it can offer. It helps, she says, to have a side gig.

Listen now on Parsing the Press, a weekly look at how the news is reported, with Sally Mauk and Gwen Florio.


Montana Coronavirus And COVID-19 News

Mar 3, 2021
The novel coronavirus.
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

03/03/21

COVID-19 U.K. Variant Detected In Montana

The Montana state health department Wednesday confirmed three cases of the U.K. variant in Gallatin County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the U.K. variant, also called B.1.1.7, spreads more easily and quickly than other variants. Read more

216 Bills Advance At Legislature's Halfway Point

Mar 3, 2021
Rep. Ed Hill, R-Havre, listens as members of the Montana House of Representatives debate House Bill 427 during a floor debate on Feb. 24, 2021.
Austin Amestoy / UM Legislative News Service

HELENA — After a 15-hour session, the Montana Senate finished its business for the first half of the 67th legislative session just before midnight on Monday, advancing a total of 115 bills. The slate ranged from legislation aimed at strengthening religious freedoms to a bill abolishing daylight saving time. 

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American Patchwork Quartet Weave Modern Immigrant Dreams Into Songs

In 2020, singer Falu Shah, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, drummer Clarence Penn and guitarist & vocalist Clay Ross teamed up to form American Patchwork Quartet . They're on a mission to reclaim the immigrant soul of American roots music, interpreting timeless songs through a 21st century lens.

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Democrats Tweak COVID-19 Relief Package In Hopes Of Speedy Senate Approval

Senate Democrats are moving ahead with an updated version of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that includes several tweaks intended to satisfy some moderates ahead of an expected final vote in the coming days. The Senate voted 51-50 along party lines to advance the bill on Thursday. Vice President Harris voted with all Democrats to break the tie and move ahead with the lengthy debate and amendment process. The new version of the bill includes more money for rural hospitals, more...

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